Poth Family History

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Poth Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a small pool, from Middle Low German pot ‘puddle’, ‘pool’, or a habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Pott, Voth, Roth, Foth, Koth, Loth, Soth, Pont, Kath, Toth

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Poth Family Origin

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Poth Family Occupations

What did your Poth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poth. The most common Poth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Poth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Poth family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Laborer

  • Barber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Poth ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Poth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Poth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Poth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Poth. For the veterans among your Poth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poth Life Expectancy

What is the average Poth lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Poth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Poth in 1959 was 60, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poth ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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